The Careers Strategy encourages schools and colleges to gain a Quality in Careers Standard award. Careers Education and Guidance is also increasingly part of OFSTED criteria.
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The benchmarks are based on decades of good practice across the UK and beyond.
They are quite challenging in many ways, but with the right advice and support you can succeed.
Schools are now encouraged to undertake a Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) assessment and obtain an award as evidence of being competent in delivering careers education.
Ofsted inspection criteria now includes more careers content and details of how students are being prepared for their future.
More information about Quality in Careers here.
Relevant CPD in careers education for school staff is now part of the QiCS assessment.
Training activities for staff can be offered depending on your location: careers leaders, subject directors, and other teaching staff, to ensure they are equipped to embed careers in the curriculum.